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The Science Behind Gecko Sex: How Will Humans Reproduce in Space? – NBCNews.com


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The Science Behind Gecko Sex: How Will Humans Reproduce in Space?
NBCNews.com
Why did Russian scientists put those ill-fated geckos inside a satellite? The point wasn't to make kinky gecko-sex videos in zero-G, but to learn more about the challenges that humans might face as they travel to destinations beyond Earth — and start raising …
RIP: Geckos in space sex experiment dieUSA TODAY
Russia's sex geckos found dead on return of satelliteToronto Star
Russia's Sex Geckos Perish in SpacePC Magazine
BBC News -Slate Magazine (blog) -NPR (blog)
all 164 news articles »

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 3:39 am

Apple: Our systems weren’t breached in celeb photo leak – Fox News


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Apple: Our systems weren't breached in celeb photo leak
Fox News
Apple has said that none of its systems were breached in the cyberattack that saw leaked photos of nude celebrities posted online. The FBI and Apple are investigating allegations that the online accounts of a number of celebrities, including Oscar winner …
FBI investigates 'Cloud' celebrity picture leaksBBC News
Nude celebrity photo hack: How safe is your data in cloud storage?Christian Science Monitor
In Nude Celebrity Photos, Privacy Collides With the Wild WebNew York Times
Reuters -Sydney Morning Herald -NEWS.com.au
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Posted on 3 September 2014 | 3:36 am

Mysterious blob-like structures in cells continue to baffle boffins: Key to fight … – Tech Times


Tech Times

Mysterious blob-like structures in cells continue to baffle boffins: Key to fight
Tech Times
The invention of the electron microscope has paved way to the discovery of assemblages. These blobs may offer a new approach to treating diseases but much about them remains a mystery. (Photo : Public Domain). With the invention of the electron …
Scientists: Baffling cellular 'blobs' could hold cure for cancerScience Recorder
Mysterious Cloud-Like Blobs Gather Inside Cells: Researchers Call for Viral Global News
'Cloud-Like' Cluster In Cells Could Lead To Exciting New Disease TreatmentsHeadlines & Global News
Dumb-Out -Catholic Online -Science World Report
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Posted on 3 September 2014 | 3:30 am

Google Developing Quantum Computing Chip – eWeek


eWeek

Google Developing Quantum Computing Chip
eWeek
The search giant's year-old Quantum Artificial Intelligence group is partnering with researchers at UC Santa Barbara. Google is teaming with researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara to develop processors for quantum computing systems, …
Google starts quantum computing research projectReuters
Google working on super-fast 'quantum' computer chipChannel News Asia
Google to build quantum-computing processorsComputerworld

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Posted on 3 September 2014 | 3:26 am

Lava fissure has Iceland on alert – Brisbane Times


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Lava fissure has Iceland on alert
Brisbane Times
RAW VISION: The alert warning for the area surrounding Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano was kept at orange, indicating increased unrest with greater potential for an eruption. Smoke is spewing from the volcano, and lava is spouting nearby. 03/09/14. A Royal …
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano continues dramatic lava eruptionBBC News
Travel fears as Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano erupts againNEWS.com.au
Fire fountains, huge steam plumes rise from Iceland lava eruption, seismic Fox News
SFGate -Stuff.co.nz
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Posted on 3 September 2014 | 1:28 am

At Europe’s biggest tech show, a peek into the future – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

At Europe's biggest tech show, a peek into the future
USA TODAY
Each September, the tech world descends on Germany to get a sneak preview of the hottest new gadgets of the upcoming holiday shopping season. The place is Berlin, and the event is IFA. Held at the massive Messe Berlin convention center, the show …
IFA 2014: Berlin Takes Centre State for Tech World This WeekMicrofinance Monitor
Top Tech Firms Gear Up for IFA Trade Show this WeekMorning News USA
Germany's IFA show, debut ground for numerous new products, hits 90 years oldPCWorld
Latino Post
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Posted on 3 September 2014 | 1:25 am

NASA 3-D Prints Complex Rocket Parts – Counsel & Heal


Counsel & Heal

NASA 3-D Prints Complex Rocket Parts
Counsel & Heal
NASA has successfully tested 3-D printed rocket injectors that will be used for human flights to Mars. (Photo : NASA). A 3-D printed rocket injector was successfully tested by NASA at the premier space agency's flight center in Alabama. NDTV reported that the …

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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:08 pm

Sophisticated Neanderthals may have made abstract art [Photos] – Los Angeles Times


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Sophisticated Neanderthals may have made abstract art [Photos]
Los Angeles Times
Talk about outsider art: Researchers say they have found the first evidence of abstract art created by Neanderthals in a cave above the Mediterranean Sea. The "art," pictured above, was found toward the back of a cave in Gibraltar at the southern tip of the …
Could Cave Carving Be First Neanderthal Art?Discovery News
Neanderthal 'artwork' found in Gibraltar caveBBC News
Neanderthal 'Art' Found In Cave Sheds Surprising New Light On Ancient Huffington Post
Telegraph.co.uk -Hindustan Times
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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:06 pm

Small Carriers Say, Let Us Roam! – PC Magazine


Times of India

Small Carriers Say, Let Us Roam!
PC Magazine
Small wireless carriers in the US say they're helping their communities, but they need the big guys to cut them decent roaming deals. 0shares. Cellcom Glas Coffee House. It's safe to say that if you have trouble with AT&T service, you won't be running down …
Sprint's Boost Mobile September Deal Gives Double Data At A $5 Price CutAndroid Headlines – Android News
Sprint's Boost Mobile promotion doubles data and cuts priceKansas City Star
Boost Mobile To Launch Limited-Time Promotional Plans On WednesdayPhoneNews.com
CNET -Bloomberg
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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:55 pm

Why Apple’s iPhone 6 Won’t Make Your Wallet Obsolete–At Least Not Yet – Forbes


Economic Times

Why Apple's iPhone 6 Won't Make Your Wallet Obsolete–At Least Not Yet
Forbes
I cover technology, entrepreneurs, billionaires and VC's for Forbes. When I get the chance I write about lifestyle and booze too. Previously I edited Forbes's front-of-the-book section "Leaderboard," and was a proud member of the Forbes 400 Wealth Team.
iPhone to replace your walletFOX 29
Report: Apple, AmEx Team for iPhone 6 Mobile PaymentsPC Magazine
Apple ties up with Visa, Master Card for iPhone 6: ReportsiStreet Research
The Mac Observer -Crain’s New York Business
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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:50 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Google starts quantum computing research project

A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California(Reuters) – Google Inc said a research team led by physicist John Martinis from the University of California Santa Barbara will join the company to start a project to build new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics. The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is a collaboration between Google, NASA Ames Research Center and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to study the application of quantum optimization related to artificial intelligence. (http://bit. …

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 2:47 am

Celebrity hacking clouds Apple’s upcoming product launch

Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in TokyoBy Christina Farr and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc has often displayed uncanny timing, with its well-orchestrated end-of-year iPhone releases. In the wake of the breach, cybersecurity experts and mobile developers have called out inadequacies in Apple’s and, more generally, cloud-services security. Thousands have taken to Twitter to express their frustrations with the company. Some security experts faulted Apple for failing to make its devices and software easier to secure through two-factor authentication, which requires a separate verification code after users log in initially.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 2:44 am

U.S. judge approves DOJ settlement with eBay over tech hiring

An eBay sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, CaliforniaUnder the deal, announced earlier this year, eBay said it would not make deals with other technology companies about poaching each others' employees. District Judge Edward Davila approved eBay's agreement with the U.S. Six companies including Apple and Google settled with federal authorities in 2010 over non-solicitation deals, without paying money. An eBay representative could not immediately be reached for comment.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 6:28 pm

Frankfurt court bans Uber taxi services across Germany

Location of "Autobot Optimus Prime" truck from the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is displayed on the Uber App in West HollywoodBy Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A German regional court has issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the fast-growing, U.S.-based online chauffeur service which is no stranger to legal challenges from taxi-cab rivals and regulators around the globe. In its ruling, the Frankfurt Regional Court said the company could no longer offer its phone apps to connect drivers with passengers, stating that Uber's network of drivers lacked the necessary commercial licenses to pick up passengers. Uber responded in a statement that it planned to appeal the court decision and in the meantime would continue operating across Germany, a country where its customer base has grown fivefold so far this year. The court's decision raises the stakes for Uber in Germany.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:53 pm

Digital juke box maker TouchTunes explores sale: sources

TouchTunes Interactive Networks, a digital jukebox company that lets customers pick songs they want to hear in restaurants and bars, is exploring a sale that could fetch roughly $500 million, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. TouchTunes, whose investors include British private equity firm 3i and venture capital firm VantagePoint Capital Partners, is working with investment bank Moelis & Co to help find a buyer, said the people, who asked not to be named because the matter is not public. TouchTunes, which is run by veteran music executive Charles Goldstuck, a former president of BMG, has its digital juke boxes in 73,000 bars and restaurants in North America and Europe. Founded in 1998, the company has licenses to play songs from major music labels such as Universal Music Group, EMI and Sony Music, according to its website.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:18 pm

Renesas says may cut more jobs, but restructuring past halfway

A Renesas Electronics Corp's chip is pictured at the company's office in TokyoBy Sophie Knight and Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics may cut more jobs as it finishes a massive restructuring that is focusing its business on the automotive and industrial sectors and has pulled it back into the black after years of losses. Remaining steps will focus on selling factories and exiting businesses announced in a 2012 restructuring framework, updated a year ago, with about 40 percent of the plan still to be implemented, Renesas Chairman and CEO Hisao Sakuta told a media round table on Tuesday. "If there's a mismatch between what the company is trying to do and what an individual wants to do, people will probably be quitting." Renesas, hit hard when a March 2011 earthquake shut a key chip plant for months and sent customers looking for other suppliers, has already cut more than 10,000 jobs and racked up 350 billion yen ($3.3 billion) in cumulative net losses over the last four financial years. Last week, Renesas unveiled a chip using new technologies that it aims to eventually apply to autonomous driving, which merges together feeds from cameras fitted to the car to create a 3D image and can detect pedestrians within several meters of a vehicle.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 2:19 pm

Humanoid robots with a heart to be sold in the US next year

Humanoid robots with a heart to be sold in the US next yearAdvertised as the "first personal robot with emotions," Pepper is SoftBank's attempt at introducing affordable androids to the common man. According to Bloomberg, US residents can look forward to purchasing a Pepper of their own from Sprint stores by next summer, following its Japanese release in February.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 3:33 am

Google working on super-fast ‘quantum’ computer chip

Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, pictured on January 30, 2014San Francisco (AFP) – Google said it is working on a super-fast "quantum" computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 3:04 am

Samsung’s Smart Home tech is apparently enough to make KITT the robot car jealous

Samsung's Smart Home tech is apparently enough to make KITT the robot car jealous

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 2:51 am

This clever hotspot wants to end your mobile data roaming woes forever

This clever hotspot wants to end your mobile data roaming woes foreverHailing from Denmark, Anqor is an interesting new mobile hotspot whose aim is to fix all data roaming problems for frequent travelers and deliver a steady Internet connection for a significantly decreased cost, thus helping them cut those expensive data roaming charges while abroad. The device, however, is far from being commercially available, as it’s currently raising money on Kickstarter to become a real product. Anqor needs £250,000 to succeed (or over $412,000), and with 30 days to go left in the campaign, it has already raised almost £7,000. Interestingly, Anqor promises an instant connection to the best network available in a new country without the user having to worry about buying local SIM cards to enable the service. Instead, the

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 2:45 am